Education and Outreach at AWRI

The outreach program connects people in West Michigan with local waters through experiential learning.

Vessel Education Program

Educational cruises on the W.G. Jackson and the D.J. Angus vessels have reached over 192,000 people since 1986.

AWRI vessel instructor Doug Haywick assists students with a plankton density test onboard the D.J. Angus

Land-based Programs

Landside Programs on AWRI's grounds and in the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation classroom can be customized for all ages. 

A student and deckhand collect a sample of Spring Lake water during a cruise on the D.J. Angus
Students conduct lab analyses during a cruise on the W.G. Jackson
Students simulate a rainstorm over a model of a watershed during an AWRI landside program

Professional Learning for Educators

We offer professional development workshops in a variety of environmental education programs: 
Project WETGLOBEProject Learning Tree, Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) and more.

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AWRI coordinates Michigan Project WET

Check out our links to
Great Lakes education resources


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